Blue Earth Community Library

Library Board Minutes

January 12, 2014 - 4:30 pm


Members present: John Huisman, Cindy Lyon, Ruth McNerney, Director Eva Gaydon and City Administrator Timothy Ibisch


Meeting called to order at 4:30 by John


Minutes: December minutes were approved with correction.


Bills:  December expense report was reviewed and approved.


Director’s Report:

1.    Training in Mankato at the Traverse des Sioux office for library staff to learn the new automation system which goes live in February.


December 2014 Stats:                                      

      ILL borrowed                31

      ILL loaned                    48

     Circulation                2,317

     Ebooks                        137

      Zinio Circulation           19


Old Business:  None


New Business: Reviewed three options for new copier lease. Chose lease on a refurbished Ricoh model with the Papercut software at 375.22 per month. Motion made by Cindy Lyon and seconded by Ruth McNerney. Motion approved.

Motion to adjourn was made at 5:15 and carried unanimously. Next meeting will be Feb. 10, 2014


Other: City Administrator brought to the board’s attention a new contract needs to be signed with the county to provide services to the Kiester library.


Respectfully submitted


Eva Gaydon